Adverbial accusative of tantus. Compare with tam.



tantum (not comparable)

  1. only, so much, to such a degree (so greatly, so little)

Derived termsEdit


  • Aromanian: ahãntu
  • Catalan: tant
  • Dalmatian: tuant
  • English: tantamount
  • French: tant, autant, pourtant



  1. nominative neuter singular of tantus
  2. accusative masculine singular of tantus
  3. accusative neuter singular of tantus
  4. vocative neuter singular of tantus


  • tantum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tantum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tantum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • tantum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) this much is certain: hoc (not tantum) certum est
    • (ambiguous) to take only enough food to support life: tantum cibi et potionis adhibere quantum satis est
    • (ambiguous) I will only say this much..: tantum or unum illud or hoc dico